VIZIO E32 D1 Review: An Average TV For Casual Viewing

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By Oluwaseun Bamisile

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VIZIO E32 D1 Review A 32-inch TV With Good Features At A Budget Price
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Summary

The VIZIO E32 D1 is an entry-level smart FHD TV with a good contrast ratio and local dimming. Also, the television offers a fast response time. However, the TV has poor peak brightness and viewing angles.

Overall
3.6

Pros

  • Good contrast ratio
  • Local dimming
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Fast response time

Cons

  • Poor viewing angles
  • Insufficient peak brightness
  • No HDR
  • Laggy OS

Are you looking for an entry-level smart television with decent features and performance? If that’s the case, this VIZIO E32 D1 review is for you.

This review will cover everything you need to know about the VIZIO E32 D1. Essentially, we’ll be discussing the design features, display features, sound features, and ports and connectivity features of the television.

That’s not all; we’ll also talk about the smart features of this television. Moreover, you will get to know the various pros and cons of the VIZIO E32 D1 in this article.

Furthermore, I’ll rate the TV base on my personal opinion and its performance at the close of each section. Hence, to be able to decide whether or not this smart TV is worth your money, you need to read this article all the way through.

My Initial Thoughts

VIZIO E32 D1 Review My Initial Thoughts

The VIZIO E Series is a lineup of smart televisions with decent qualities and features at a budget-friendly price tag. Among this lineup is the VIZIO E32 D1 which offers a 32-inch FHD display with a good contrast ratio.

Furthermore, this television comes with a fast response time and some sound technology for enhanced sound quality. However, all television features one or two flaws, and the VIZIO E32 D1 is not an exception.

Now the main question is whether the TV’s flaws will outweigh its strengths or the other way around. Well, the only way to find out is to continue reading this review!

VIZIO E32 D1 Design, Dimensions, And Weight Review

The VIZIO E32 D1 isn’t so impressive when it comes to design. However, it isn’t bad-looking.

To give more details, this television comes with averagely-thick bezels that surround its 32-inch display screen. These bezels are entirely made of plastic and feature a black textured finish.

Moreover, the bottom bezel has a “VIZIO” inscription on the right side for brand recognization.

That aside, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with two plastic legs. These legs have a black finish, similar to the television’s bezels.

Also, they are positioned wide apart from each other to the edges of the television. Nonetheless, the legs are quite thick, providing enough stability for the television with little to no wobble when nudged.

Fliping to the back of the TV, the VIZIO E32 D1 offers a relatively thick back panel that is entirely made out of plastic material. Just like the bezels and feet, this back panel also features a black finish.

Also, this television’s chunky back panel features four 200 x 200 VESA mount holes for mounting the TV on the wall. However, because of the chunky build of the back panel, the VIZIO E32 D1 will stick out of the wall when wall-mounted.

Unfortunately, the VIZIO E32 D1 has no form of a cable management system. Therefore, you will have to manually organize the cables attached to the television to ensure a tidy setup.

In terms of dimension and weight, this VIZIO television measures 730.6 x 76 x 430.8 mm (W x D x H) and weighs 5200 g. Compared to another 32-inch VIZIO television, the VIZIO E32 D1 is slightly slimmer but significantly lighter.

To be precise, the VIZIO E320i-A0 has a dimension of 731.5 x 78.7 x 444.5 mm (W x D x H) and a weight of up to 6441 g.

Overall, the VIZIO E32 D1 has a basic design with a decent build. However, the TV is quite chunky and lacks a cable management system.

Therefore, I will rate the VIZIO E32 D1 a seven out of ten in this design features review section.

VIZIO E32 D1 Display Features And Picture Quality Review

VIZIO E32 D1 Display Features And Picture Quality Review

Regarding the display, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with a 32-inch display. This 32-inch display has an FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution that allows it to deliver decent picture quality.

However, don’t expect the picture quality of the display to be as good as that of a 4K display. Nonetheless, this television’s display offers a good contrast ratio that allows it to produce deep blacks.

To be precise, the display has a contrast ratio of 3,147:1. As a result, you will enjoy watching content with lots of shadowy or dark scenes on the VIZIO E32 D1, such as horror movies.

For your information, the contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest shade of white and the darkest shade of black a display can render. Impressively, this television’s display also supports local dimming to improve its black level and contrast ratio.

In case you are wondering, local dimming is a feature that dims the backlight zones of a display to enhance the black level. Thus, with this feature, the blacks rendered by the VIZIO E32 D1 will be darker than they should be without the feature.

As a result, improving the dark room performance of the television as well as its overall picture quality. On the downside, the VIZIO E32 D1 isn’t suitable for use in well-lit rooms as its display records a maximum brightness of 335 nits.

Hence, for an ideal viewing experience, this television is best suited for use in moderately lit or dimly lit environments. In addition to its subpar brightness, the VIZIO E32 D1’s display also has disappointing viewing angles.

Due to that, you will notice a drop in picture quality when you watch the television from the sides or extreme angles. Hence, you are better off watching the television directly from the center to get an appealing viewing experience.

Aside from having bad viewing angles, the VIZIO E32 D1 also doesn’t support HDR (High Dynamic Range). For clarity, HDR is a feature that allows a display to produce colorful, bright, and realistic pictures when rendering HDR-supported content.

Nonetheless, the television’s lack of support for HDR isn’t particularly surprising. This is because most FHD televisions don’t support HDR – HDR is mostly supported by 4K televisions.

On a positive note, the VIZIO E32 D1’s display has good reflection handling. This is because the display screen is covered with a semi-gloss coating that reduces the intensity of reflection and screen glares.

Moving on, the VIZIO E32 D1 recorded a response time of 12 milliseconds. Response time refers to how fast a display can shift from one color to another.

Thus, with such a fast response time, there should be minimal blur trails when the television is rendering fast-motion content. Unfortunately, this television isn’t ideal for gaming as it offers an input of 29.6 milliseconds.

Just so you know, input lag is the time it takes a display to respond to signal transmission and input.

Overall, the VIZIO E32 D1 offers a decent display performance with a good contrast ratio, local dimming, and a fast response time. However, the television’s display has some disappointing flaws like poor viewing angles, average brightness, and lacks HDR.

Hence, I will rate the VIZIO E32 D1 an eight out of ten in this display features review section.

VIZIO E32 D1 Sound Features Review

For the sound, the VIZIO E32 D1 is equipped with 2-channel 5-watt speakers. With a total audio power of 10 watts, these television speakers don’t get loud enough to fill up a large room with sound.

However, they should be able to fill a medium-sized room with sound comfortably. Sadly, these speakers don’t produce enough bass.

Also, the television lacks a built-in subwoofer for adequate bass production. Therefore, you may not be able to enjoy movies with lots of rumbling and thumping sounds on the VIZIO E32 D1.

Nonetheless, you can get a soundbar alongside the TV to get the right amount of bass for enjoying bass-heavy movies.

On a positive note, the VIZIO E32 D1 speakers are capable of delivering clear dialogue. Dialogue means the conversation between more than one person in a movie or TV show.

Therefore, with the capability of producing clear dialogue, conversation-driven content will be a joy to watch on the VIZIO E32 D1. Besides, the VIZIO E32 D1 features some sound technologies to enhance the performance of its speakers.

These sound technologies are Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Studio Sound. With the aid of these sound technologies, this television’s speakers are able to produce an immersive and cinema-like sound quality.

Moving on, the VIZIO E32 D1 offers an impressive distortion performance. To be specific, the television’s speakers produce a minimal amount of distortion, even at the maximum volume level.

This is evident through the TV’s Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) test result of 0.244%. For better understanding, THD is a sound test that measures the amount of distortion present in the sound frequency produced by sound devices.

Furthermore, a score lower than 1% means there is minimal distortion present in the sound device’s sound frequency. Hence, with a THD score as low as 0.244%, distortion won’t be noticeable on the VIZIO E32 D1.

In case you are wondering, distortion in this context is the alteration of audio frequency. Thereby enabling a sound device to produce unpleasant sounds and noises.

To conclude this section, I will be rating this VIZIO E32 D1 a seven out of ten.

VIZIO E32 D1 Ports And Connectivity Features Review

VIZIO E32 D1 Ports And Connectivity Features Review

As we would expect from an entry-level TV, the connectivity options that the VIZIO E32 D1 offers are somewhat inadequate. To give more details, the television comes with a limited amount of ports.

Moreover, these ports are housed in a compartment on the left side of the television’s back panel. Also, they are divided into two sections – some of the ports are facing the left, while some are facing downward.

Nonetheless, all the ports can be easily accessed even when the television is wall-mounted. Now that we’ve known the location of the ports, let us discuss the varieties of ports that the television offers.

To begin with, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with a 2.0 USB port and two HDMI ports. One of these HDMI ports supports ARC (Audio Return Channel), meaning it can be used to connect a soundbar to the television.

Other ports on the VIZIO E32 D1 include an RCA stereo out, digital optical audio out, and component (shared with composite) audio and video input. That’s not all; you will also find an RF port and an Ethernet port on the television.

For wireless connectivity, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with an in-built 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. Sadly, it lacks Bluetooth.

Just like most entry-level VIZIO televisions, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with basic XRT133 remote control. This remote control is built with plastic and has a matte black finish.

Also, the remote is relatively long but has a few buttons. These buttons include the power button, input button, channel rocker, volume rocker, and mute button.

In addition to that, this remote control has a pause/play button as well as a “VIZIO” inscription at the bottom. Regrettably, this television’s remote doesn’t feature any dedicated button for quick access to certain streaming services.

Additionally, the remove lacks a built-in mic for voice control.

In summary, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with a limited amount of ports. Also, the included remote doesn’t feature enough buttons.

Hence, I’ll be rating the VIZIO E32 D1 a seven out of ten in this ports and connectivity review section.

VIZIO E32 D1 Smart Features Review

Like most 2016 VIZIO televisions, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with the SmartCast operating system. Although the interface of this OS isn’t sleek like other operating systems, it is straightforward and easy to navigate.

However, the interface of the operating system is a bit laggy when trying to launch an application. In addition to that, transitioning between applications is pretty slow, which can be annoying.

Besides, this smart OS isn’t like most smart operating systems that come with various pre-installed streaming services. Instead, the OS works similarly to the Chromecast, meaning it basically allows you to stream/share content from your smart devices to the television.

Gladly, the SmartCast operating system supports various streaming applications. These include YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify.

Ultimately, I will rate the VIZIO E32 D1 a seven out of ten in this smart features review section.

Frequently Asked Questions

VIZIO E32 D1 Review Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Year Was The VIZIO E32 D1 Released?

VIZIO released the VIZIO E32 D1 in 2016.

2. Is VIZIO E32 D1 A Smart TV?

Yes, the VIZIO E32 D1 is a smart TV that comes with built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and the SmartCast OS. This operating system allows users to stream/share content from their smart devices to the television.

3. Does VIZIO E32 D1 Have Bluetooth?

No, the VIZIO E32 D1 doesn’t have Bluetooth.

4. Does The VIZIO E32 D1 Have An HDMI Port?

Yes, the Vizio E32 D1 comes with two HDMI ports.

5. Does Vizio E32 D1 Support HDR?

Unfortunately, the VIZIO E32 D1 doesn’t support any HDR formats.

My Final Thoughts

In my opinion, the VIZIO E32 D1 is an average smart television for casual viewing. To give more details, this television offers an FHD display with a good contrast ratio and fast response time.

Also, the TV supports local dimming. However, the VIZIO E32 D1 comes with quite a number of flaws.

These flaws include an average brightness, lack of HDR, limited number of ports, poor input lag, and bad viewing angles. Also, the interface of the television’s operating system is somewhat laggy.

Regardless, if you need a 32-inch television for casual viewing, the VIZIO E32 D1 is worth considering.

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References And Further Reading

  1. rtings.com – Vizio E Series 1080p 2016 TV Review
  2. tomsguide.com – Vizio SmartCast E55-D0 HD TV Review
  3. reviewed.com – Vizio E Series (2016) LED TV Review
  4. www.itechguides.com – VIZIO E32-D1
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About the Author

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Oluwaseun Bamisile

Oluwaseun is the Lead Content Editor at Itechguides.com. He holds a National Diploma in Computer Science (currently studying part-time for his Higher National Diploma). An internet geek with a love for automobiles, he writes product reviews, tech articles, and how-to guides on the site.

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